Southern Utah Museum of Art

Welcome to SUMA

The Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) is part of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts (The Beverley) on the campus of Southern Utah University (SUU) in Cedar City, UT. During the summer of 2016, there will be five exhibits on display. Hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am - 8pm. Guided docent tours are at 11:30am and 1pm.

Opening Events: July 7-9

The opening celebration for The Beverley, which will encompass both SUMA and the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s two new theatres and facilities, will be on July 7-9, 2016. See the schedule of events.

The Museum

The Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), currently under construction and opening the summer of 2016, is itself a work of art – a permanent sculpture that houses an art museum.

This single story, 20,500 sq. ft. museum is organized into four components: the entry sequence, five gallery spaces, administration & education zone, and the storage and support area.

More information about the building.

Current Exhibits

  • Jimmie Jones - famed landscape artist whose last 15 paintings were the catalyst for SUMA
  • First Peek - a juried show of 37 pieces with a variety of media and styles. All for sale.
  • The Grand Circle Tour - historic photographs of our National Parks during the 1920s and 1930s.
  • Western Therapy - Kevin Kehoe - 12 paintings showing different versions of "western therapy."
  • Find Your Park - SUU students interpret our National Parks

Coming soon - Arts Afire - a Plein Air Festival in partnership with Cedar Breaks National Monument

Check our exhibits page for more information.

Featured Artists

Museum Hours

We are located at 13 S 300 W in Cedar City, UT. We are in the Beverley Center for the Arts on the campus of Southern Utah University.

Summer Hours (June 27 – September 10)
Monday through Saturday, 10:00am – 7:30pm

Winter Hours (September 10 – April 29, 2017)
Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Scheduled Docent Tours

  • 11:30am - A half hour tour describing the work of artist Jimmie Jones, whose last 15 paintings were the catalyst for SUMA and which are part of the permanent collection.
  • 1pm - A half hour tour describing the other exhibits, including the National Parks Exhibit, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Parks.